Partners For World Health

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Maine-based non-profit that reprocesses discarded medical supplies and distributes them to countries in need.

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Happy #GivingTuesday! Remember to include Partners for World Health today in your charitable giving and help our local effort make a global impact. 
You can also support us just by doing your regular holiday shopping! Either: 
1. Join us at our international artisan craft fair on December 9th from 9am-3pm where you can purchase a variety of unique jewelry, scarves, baskets, and more from around the world.
2. Use our Amazon Smile page when you shop Amazon:
Help us fund surgeries for these little girls!
Beautiful handmade baskets, scarves, jewelry and more artisan goods will be for sale at the 5th annual PWH international artisan craft fair! Join us at PWH on December 9th from 9-3 to do all your holiday shopping and get your loved ones unique gifts from all around the world. The PWH team has purchased these goods on our mission trips to Africa, South America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia in our efforts to support local economies. Now you can help too! #giveback #makeadifference
In late October, PWH partnered with @jetblue to send over 6,000 pounds of medical supplies to #puertorico. #giveback #makeadifference
Thank you Joseph Masembe for coming to Partners for World Health on Tuesday to tell us about your amazing organizations, Uganda's Little Hands Go Green and My Kid is a Superstar. Your mission to work with children to save environment is incredible and your passion for your work shines so brightly! We were honored to meet you first in Uganda (swipe right) and again in the United States! 🌱🌴🥑🍌🤝🌍
Bowdoin College  students interested in public health came to volunteer this month at partners for world health. Everybody had a great time and we want to thank them for all of the packing and sorting that they did. Many of the supplies that they touched will be on their way to Puerto Rico soon to help our fellow citizens.
Day 14: Our time in Uganda has come to an end and we are currently en route back to the U.S. What an amazing experience. We made many friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. Already planning our next trip! #medicalmissions #getinvolved #giveback #makeadifference
Day 13: we spent the morning of our last working day in Uganda teaching nurses and nursing students about medication administration and smoking at Mulago hospital. We then toured the major inpatient mental health hospital in Kampala. We learned there are only 30 psychiatrists in the entire country of Uganda and 6 of them work at this facility. We ended the day planting trees with Mission Go Green -  a program run by the Rotary club that plants fruit trees at hospitals for the patients and their families.
On days 11 and 12 we worked with the fabulous team at CSI clinic to run Project 10,000. We were able to educate 200 women on the potential complications of pregnancy and provide them with folic acid tablets and birthing kits. Birthing kits contain everything a mom needs for a healthy delivery - from the surgical tools and gloves for the doctor to a hat and blanket for the baby. In Uganda moms must pay out of pocket for all of these supplies and for many it costs a whole week's pay or more. We had an incredible experience and we really made an impact on the lives of many women who needed a little extra help. We can't wait to come back - maybe we can aim for 500 women next year!
Day 10: spent the day teaching nurses and nursing students from all over Kampala at Mulago hospital! We taught about hypertension, wound care, physical assessment, and cancer. Wonderful staff and students!
What a busy week! On day 9 our nurses Nicole, Brittany, and Anne spent some time in the NICU at Mulago hospital helping the only 2 nurses on duty care for EIGHTY sick newborns. An amazing experience and we were thrilled to help out.
Ok days 7 and 8 we spent time on the beautiful town of Gulu in northern Uganda. We worked with an incredible organization called Child Voice that provides a therapeutic living community for child mothers who have been victims of war. We learned many of the women at Child Voice were abducted from their homes and forced to be child soldiers, prostitutes, or soldiers' wives at a very young age. While we were there, we also held a clinic for 50 pregnant women to provide prenatal education, vitamins,  and birthing kits that contain everything they need for a healthy delivery. A very productive and beautiful weekend!